Kidney Bean Recipes

Kidney beans are a staple ingredient in chili, but they’re so much more versatile than that. Check out our recipes with kidney beans for creative (and easy!) ideas.

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Bonnie’s Chili

This chili is incredibly easy to make, and has a surprising depth of flavor for something that comes together in no time before the slow cooker takes over the work. I can make this for people who like it hot or mild just by changing the salsa. You can make it really spicy if you add hot peppers and hot salsa. —Bonnie Altig, North Pole, Alaska

Beefy Minestrone

1 review

I know lots of minestrone recipes don't contain meat, but my husband thinks a meal is only a meal if...


Ham and White Bean Soup

I came up with this recipe when I wanted to make dinner in the slow cooker but didn't have time...


Pesto Bean Soup

This is one of my favorite vegetarian recipes, especially on those cold winter evenings. I make large batches and freeze...


Beef and Beans

6 reviews

This deliciously spicy steak and beans over rice will have family and friends asking for more. It's a favorite in...

Red Bean Vegetable Soup

3 reviews

Cajun seasoning boosts the flavor of this brothy soup. The easy recipe makes a big batch that's loaded with beans...


Slow-Cooked White Chili

6 reviews

This satisfying slow-simmered chili features chicken, two kinds of beans and crunchy corn. "It's quick, easy and tastes great," says...

Spiced Chili

9 reviews

My father was a cook in the Army and taught me the basics in the kitchen. My childhood baby-sitter inspired...


Slow-Cooked Turkey White Bean Soup

3 reviews

This hearty meal-in-one will stick to your ribs on a cold autumn night. Slow cooking makes it so convenient! —Amy...


Spicy Two-Bean Chili

4 reviews

Chili fans will get a kick out of this untraditional recipe. Tomatoes with green chilies, lime juice and kidney and...


Colorful Minestrone

Butternut squash, a leek and fresh kale make my minestrone different from most others. Not only do ingredients like this...

Hearty Chili with a Twist

This thick chili is perfect for tailgate parties or on a cold winter evening. I like to serve it in...


Spicy Turkey Bean Soup

3 reviews

All you have to do is add the ingredients to the slow cooker and let them cook! Nothing could be...


Sweet & Spicy Beans

9 reviews

My husband and I love this sweet and savory bean dish. It can be enjoyed as a side, but it's...


Vegetarian Chili Ole!

7 reviews

I combine ingredients for this hearty chili the night before, start my trusty slow cooker in the morning and come...


Corn Bread-Topped Chicken Chili

6 reviews

After seeing a recipe for a slow cooker chicken potpie, I knew I had to try it. I loved the...

Slow & Easy Minestrone

5 reviews

Hot soup on a cold day is something I just can't get enough of. It's a snap to put together,...


Spicy Cowboy Chili

5 reviews

Toasting the peppers for this chili releases their earthy flavors – but do wear gloves when handling dried peppers and...


Fiesta Corn and Beans

1 review

Bursting with southwestern flavors, the zesty veggie medley here can be served as a side dish or a meatless meal-in-one....


Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

19 reviews

Smoked turkey sausage and red pepper flakes add zip to this saucy, slow-cooked version of the New Orleans classic. For...


Beef & Three-Bean Chili

6 reviews

This is one of my favorite recipes. It makes my kitchen smell so good! We love eating it with homemade...


Roundup Chili

8 reviews

Two types of meat make this not-too-spicy chili a hearty meal. Because it's made in the slow cooker, it's a...


Slow-Cooked Bean Medley

38 reviews

I often change the variety of beans in this classic recipe, using whatever I have on hand to total the...


Hearty Taco Chili

15 reviews

Ranch dressing mix and taco seasoning give extra special flavor to my hearty chili. Folks will come back for seconds....

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Sweet & Hot Baked Beans

6 reviews

Baked beans belong at a barbecue. They're sweet with heat when you add pineapple and jalapenos. — Robin Haas, Cranston,...


Smoky Baked Beans

19 reviews

They’ll be standing in line for this saucy bean recipe, full of campfire flavor. A variation on colorful calico beans,...


Slow-Cooked Pork & Beans

13 reviews

Bacon adds subtle smokiness to this hearty side dish that’s loaded with flavor. Brown sugar, vinegar and a hint of...


Beef and Lamb Stew

1 review

I asked for this recipe after a recent trip to South Africa with my church. This stew includes lots of...


Tender Beef ‘n’ Bean Stew

7 reviews

"I often whip up this easy stew on days when I am juggling a lot of the kids' sports schedules,"...


Six-Bean Chili

When it's cold and frosty outside, this meatless chili is sure to warm you up. It's packed with fiber, protein...